Call for witnesses after two arson attacks on house

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Police in Kilkeel are appealing for information following two arson attacks at Carn Gardens. psniAt around 9.45pm on Saturday, 31st October, a bin was placed at the front door of a gable end property and set alight. NIFRS attended and extinguished the blaze. Later on the same night, around 12.05am on Sunday, 1st November, a second bin was placed at the front door and set alight. The front door was completely destroyed in this blaze with extensive damage to the front hall and smoke damage throughout the house. A male was seen in the area at the time of these incidents and is described as being approximately 6ft tall, of slim build and was wearing a grey hoody and grey bottoms. Sergeant Tony McConville said, “The occupants of this house have been the victims of a number of incidents of criminal damage and we are extremely fortunate that no one was hurt during these recent arson attacks. “This house is at the end of a terraced row and if the fire had spread there is a strong chance that people would have been injured or worse. That does not diminish the damage that has been caused. A home has been ruined through the targeted criminal act of another person. He added, “I am asking the local community to help us find those responsible and prevent any further criminal activity. If you have information which could assist us please contact us in Kilkeel on 101, quoting ref: 1554 311015. “If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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